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IHG's PointsBreaks promotion is back, with a fresh list of properties bookable for 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night. The current promotion is good for stays through Oct. 31, 2019; you can book rooms at any time until then.
Here are a few examples of some solid values. (For a full list of available hotels, visit IHG's site.)
Your hotel options are limited at the 5,000 point rate on the PointBreaks list.
You could enjoy a brisk fall getaway to upstate New York with a discounted reward stay at the Candlewood Suites Syracuse Airport. This hotel is a 15-minute drive to downtown Syracuse’s restaurants and the Carrier Dome, which is sports central in this part of the state.
Abroad, you could explore Indonesia’s capital city with a 5,000-point-per-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express Jakarta Matraman. By saving on the hotel room, you’ll have more money for the shopping that Jakarta is known for. The Grand Indonesia Mall is a mega shopping center, while the Jalan Surabaya market is like an open-air antiques showcase.
In the middle tier of the PointBreaks list, you’ll find more airport hotels and suburban properties that are more geared to business travel.
The Candlewood Suites Wichita East is one exception, with a prime location just a few minutes away from Old Town’s brick-lined streets filled with restaurants, bars and entertainment.
For 10,000 points per night, you can also opt for an upscale stay at the InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas in South America. The city is in the foothills of a mountain range, making for some spectacular views from the hotel.
There are a few Hotel Indigo properties on this list, and they're worth checking out to get a unique and boutique feel for the city you’re exploring.
The Hotel Indigo Madison Downtown offers complimentary bikes to borrow for a ride along the nearby lakes. After, grab a bite at one of Madison’s many farm-to-table restaurants.
In the U.K, you could score a discounted reward stay at the Hotel Indigo locations in Dundee or Stratford Upon Avon. The Hotel Indigo in Shakespeare’s hometown has been designed with some cool nods to the Bard himself. And did we mention the rooms have rainfall showers?
The bottom line
According to NerdWallet’s valuations, IHG points are worth about 0.6 cent each. PointBreaks offer huge discounts and a great way to get even more value for your points. Every IHG Rewards Club member is limited to booking only two reservations per hotel during the promotion, which ends Oct. 31, 2019.
IHG releases new PointsBreaks roughly every three months, so if you want to be ready with a stash of points for next time, take a close look at the IHG® Rewards Club Premier Credit Card and its hefty welcome bonus. Alternately, you could transfer in some points from your Chase Ultimate Rewards® account.
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